Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Los Angeles, California, USA:

I was originally diagnosed with type diabetes two and a half months ago, and I am on two different diabetes pills. According to my blood glucose meter, my average daily sugar level is 126 mg/dl [7 mmol/L]. Am I to assume that I have achieved good if not excellent sugar levels?


It appears that you have indeed achieved blood sugars in the target range as described by the American Diabetes Association. The average of 126 mg/dl [7 mmol/L] is wonderful, especially if that includes some before and some after meal readings.

If you are not testing after meals blood sugars, I would urge you to do so. With type 2 diabetes, the biggest challenge is to make enough insulin, soon enough to cover the foods you eat. The recommended target for after meals is less than 180 mg/dl [10 mmol/L]. If you are able to stay within these targets, your hemoglobin A1c should also reinforce that by being less than 1% above the top normal range.


Original posting 10 May 2001
Posted to Daily Care


  Home Return to Top

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:22
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.